This is WORLD Radio's daily half-hour audio news magazine, produced Monday-Friday. Play our programs online below, or subscribe to the podcast via the WORLD Radio App.
Send comments to email@example.com, or call 202-709-9595.
You are viewing a program segment.
Click here to view the full program.
Hour B, Segment 5
The History Book
Jan. 21, 1861 — U.S. Sen. Jefferson Davis (D-Miss.) resigns his office. About three weeks later, he becomes president of a new country, the Confederate States of America.
Jan. 22, 1973 — The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its Roe vs. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, which effectively nullify state laws protecting the unborn.
Jan. 20, 1981 — Just after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States, Iran releases 52 American hostages.